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Uber says it's in the black despite heavy losses Uber says it's in the black despite heavy losses
- April 15, 2017

The company said it's pleased to see revenue growth far exceeding losses last year, and that its business is performing well this year even as it faces unyielding controversy. It sold the China business in August. ( Uber C.E.O. Travis Kalanick had said previously that his company was losing $1 billion every year in China alone). (more...)
Garcia Delighted to Join Idols Ballesteros, Olazabal as Masters Champions
- April 15, 2017

Sergio Garcia has secured the first major win of his career after edging out Britain's Justin Rose at the Masters. Many sports fans got to know Sergio Garcia of Spain in 1999. "I'd love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me then I'm glad it is him", Rose told the BBC website. "It's been such a long time coming", Garcia said after his win. (more...)
Mercedes, BMW, Hyundai Dump O'Reilly Amid Harassment Allegations
- April 15, 2017

Over the weekend, the New York Times broke the news that the talk show host had quite the history of "sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior". His long-running show remains the most watched cable news program in the U.S., averaging around four million viewers. In my more than 20 years at Fox News Channel, no one has ever filed a complaint about me with the Human Resources Department, even on the anonymous hotline. (more...)
Kapil Sharma unfollows Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asgar? Kapil Sharma unfollows Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asgar?
- April 15, 2017

Post his ugly spat with Sunil Grover, now reports have it that, Kapil has unfollowed Ali and Chandan on Twitter. She shared a great chemistry with both of them. However, in the end, everyone comes together. Yes, it's Pinky Buaji aka Upasana Singh from "The Comedy Nights with Kapil " on Colors television channel, is making way for herself to the great comedy show. (more...)
Carter Page Feels Like a Warning Shot
- April 15, 2017

A former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign who is now under federal investigation for possibly colluding with Russian Federation to interfere in the 2016 election refused Thursday to rule out the idea that he talked with Kremlin officials during the race. (more...)
Discussion thread: David Freese, Gerrit Cole help Pirates beat Cubs
- April 15, 2017

Chicago is 43-15 in Arrieta's last 58 starts and 61-28-1 in their last 90 games overall while the under is 50-21-3 in their last 74 home games. Felipe Rivero got pinch hitter Willson Contreras to ground into a force out at third base after Bryant, Rizzo and Jason Heyward loaded the bases. (more...)
Running Behind: Marathons May Delay Medical Care for Others
- April 15, 2017

O'Connor, a member of the BU Triathlon Team , ran his first marathon, in Philadelphia, in November. (Joyce Heard via AP). Another Cumberland runner will be continuing a streak of her own next Monday when Maria Chevalier crosses the starting line in Hopkinton for the eighth straight year. (more...)
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer has arrived
- April 15, 2017

The first teaser trailer of Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi was released during the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando on Friday, April 14, and it teases the downfall of Supreme Leader Snoke's loyal servant, Kylo Ren. I like that they mirrored the first teaser for The Force Awakens , only this time we see Rey coming from above instead of Finn from below. Four decades after the " Star Wars " saga began, the next film- coming in December- will close the best known chapter. (more...)
Bill O'Reilly announces he's taking a vacation amid sexual harassment scandal
- April 15, 2017

Earlier this week, Fox News Channel's parent company said it is investigating O'Reilly after a Los Angeles radio personality, Wendy Walsh , lodged a sexual harassment complaint against him. He announced that he'd scheduled his trip "last fall" - well before the New York Times reported he paid millions to settle harassment claims. Walsh said she came forward because she was told by a Times reporter that numerous women who have accused O'Reilly of harassment are bound by gag orders. (more...)
Wendy Williams begs Mama June to keep weight off Wendy Williams begs Mama June to keep weight off
- April 15, 2017

Over the course of seven one-hour episodes, viewers watched as Mama June redefined who she is as a woman, mother, lover and celebrity. "I got a lawyer on the case, you're gonna get the paperwork", he shouts at her. Pumpkin is seen in tears as June quickly asks where Alana is during this ugly confrontation. 'She said her motivation was her but I suspect that along with that motivation is a nice paycheck from the network as well as the network paying for surgery, ' she said. (more...)
Afghanistan: Massive US bomb kills 36 Islamic State fighters
- April 15, 2017

Afghanistan's Ambassador to the US Hamdullah Mohib said the colossal Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) was dropped after fighting had intensified over the last week. In 1999 Russian generals threatened to use vacuum bombs to wipe out rebels from the mountains during the "anti-terrorist operation" in its restive Chechnya province. (more...)
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi''s First Trailer Is Finally Here
- April 15, 2017

The first Star Wars film, Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope, opened in U.S. theaters in May 1977. "Tourism Ireland will be taking every opportunity to capitalise on the huge publicity around the film, to whet peoples' appetites to come and visit the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland". (more...)
First 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer thrills fans First 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer thrills fans
- April 15, 2017

Just breathe", Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker says opening the trailer, nearly as if speaking to the millions of fans watching online. Mark Hamill says he's still grieving over Carrie Fisher's death, but sharing memories of his late friend and co-star with fans at Star Wars Celebration is "part of the process that I need to move on". (more...)
Miranda Lambert's honesty is recognized with a huge ACM Award win
- April 15, 2017

Aldean also thanked the other nominees, including Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line. However, this year, the ACMs - Sunday night on CBS - are the first televised award ceremony after the most epic mistake in award show history, when " La La Land " was accidentally announced as best picture instead of " Moonlight ", the actual victor. (more...)
Ghost in the Shell: A film with an unprecedented visual identity Ghost in the Shell: A film with an unprecedented visual identity
- April 15, 2017

The story - with a script tag-teamed by three writers - doesn't begin to tackle the thorny issues of identity, and the increasingly blurry line between organic and mechanical, with which those versions grappled. Guess what? Johansson's Major Mira Killian is actually Major Motoko Kusanagi trapped in the body of a white woman. The film has seen its fair share of controversy and struggle, while moving through the pipeline of big Hollywood production; yet, Ghost In The Shell now holds a ... (more...)
Is Bill O'Reilly's reign over at Fox News?
- April 15, 2017

NY Mag reporter Gabriel Sherman cites four network sources who say that Fox News has hired the same law firm that investigated Roger Ailes last summer to look into O'Reilly's behavior. O'Reilly will return to his program April 24, according to his representative. A Fox News spokesperson would not comment on where O'Reilly and his family would be vacationing. (more...)
J. Geils Band leader dead at 71
- April 15, 2017

The 71-year-old was discovered unresponsive by police in Groton at around 4 p.m. after officers conducted a well-fare check at the residence, according to WCVB-TV Boston . The group would reunite repeatedly over the years, but in 2012, Geils made a decision to leave for good. The would split up not long after their most commercially successful release, with Wolf embarking on a longstanding solo career. (more...)
Guide to 2017 Sonoma County Easter events Guide to 2017 Sonoma County Easter events
- April 15, 2017

De Anza Park is located at 3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas. Easter weekend offers a variety of secular and religious events for all ages. Hunt for the Hare at Safari West: Kids of all ages can enjoy brunch on Sunday, followed by an egg hunt and a cross-country "Hunt for the Hare" on the African savannah of Safari West. (more...)
Kevin Cramer defends Sean Spicer over Hitler, chemical weapons remarks
- April 15, 2017

He's defended crowd size claims, wiretapping allegations and the travel ban since Trump took office in January, but it has been pointed out that Spicer has held other jobs in the White House. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer revealed his lack of knowledge about the Holocaust. "Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements", Pelosi said in a statement. (more...)
Kathleen Kennedy: Carrie Fisher will not be in Star Wars Episode IX
- April 15, 2017

But for most Star Wars fans, everyone in attendance was pretty familiar with that roster, save for Kelly Marie Tran , a newcomer to the sequel trilogy. In " The Force Awakens ", Adam Driver's Kylo Ren has turned to the dark side after being tutored by Luke. Luke says "it's so much bigger" while training Rey in the ways of the Force. (more...)

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